Delayed justice and leniency

Taking note of the inordinate delay in the trial process in India, the apex court has ruled that people affected by it must be given a lenient punishment in case of delay. This is a welcome eye-opener for the country’s criminal justice delivery. The case in question was of a man who had been found guilty by the CBI for accepting a bribe of  Rs 65 in 1984. Delay in pronouncing a judgment by the trial and the high courts led to a situation where the accused was too old to serve imprisonment. He has been let off with a fine of  Rs 50,000.

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